Meet the Doctors – Free Heart Health Seminar

Cottage Heart & Vascular Center - Meet the Doctor Event

Join us at our next Free Meet the Doctors seminar to learn about conditions of the heart and the latest treatment options. The healthy conversations include a presentation by a cardiovascular surgeon affiliated with the Cottage Heart and Vascular Center, followed by ample time for questions.

The Heart and Vascular Center at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital is a nationally recognized regional destination for cardiovascular expertise and medical management of complex heart and vascular conditions.

The Facts of Atrial Fibrillation

AFib is an electrical short circuit in the upper chambers of the heart that results in an irregular heartbeat and can lead to heart related problems and stroke. Dr. Thomas Watson received his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and completed his residency and fellowship at Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco.

  • Wednesday, August 18th - 4:00- 5:00pm
  • Register by clicking the button below

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Patient Testimonials - Watch Their Stories

  • Denise Auclair, Cottage Heart and Vascular Center patient
  • Evelyn Alberts, Cottage Heart and Vascular Center patient

Denise was enjoying a normal Saturday when she suddenly collapsed and went into cardiac arrest. At the hospital, she was diagnosed with Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy and an irregular heartbeat which eventually caused her heart to stop beating. Specialists at the Cottage Heart and Vascular Center inserted a pacemaker to help control Denise’s heart rhythm.

Watch Denise's Story

Evelyn Alberts, 90, was too high risk for open heart surgery. She chose to undergo the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure at the Cottage Heart & Vascular Center.

Watch Evelyn's Story

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